Bindi Irwin Reveals How She Knew Chandler Powell Was “The One”
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Bindi Irwin

Bindi Irwin Reveals How She Knew Chandler Powell Was “The One”


Some teens know their boyfriend is “The One” after a loyal moment or romantic date.

Bindi Irwin, however, realized Chandler Powell was her “soul mate” when he got a wardrobe addition: his Irwin-approved khakis.

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“It's this really big thing for me," the DWTS champ tells Entertainment Tonight of the crocodile hunting-ready uniform during the couple’s first joint interview.

"It was kind of one of those moments that was a real defining moment for me, because you know, it's only the people who are the closest to us that get their khakis."

Now Chandler is a part of the family business where he wrangles the giant reptiles and even feeds them like the late Steve Irwin.

“It was kind of like, this really big step," the 18-year-old adds of giving her beau his outfit. "I love seeing you in khaki now. It makes me so happy."

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If that story sounds sweet, the way the couple got together three years ago is even more adorable.

“So I go and meet Chandler and I was like like ‘Oh! This American guy is OK,” the Dancing alum jokes. “And then I didn’t hear from Chandler for quite awhile afterwards.”

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But the pro wakeboarder hadn’t forgotten about the Aussie beauty — it was actually quite the opposite.

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“He sent a letter asking my mum if he could stay in contact with me.”

After a gentlemanly move like that, it’s no surprised Terri Irwin gave Chandler her stamp of approval.

Dancing With the Stars airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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